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March 27, 2014

By Emily Binkow

EPA Fails to Monitor Its Purchase Card Spending



Credit Card A recent report by the Office of the Inspector General for the Environmental Protection Agency found abuse of the EPA's purchase cards and significant problems with the agency's system for ensuring that charge cards are not misused.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 25, 2014

By Adam Zagorin

Intelligence Official Cited for “Unauthorized Disclosure” to Congress: Oversight on the Rocks



Zero Dark Thirty Just over a year ago, an official at the Defense Department gave congressional oversight committees a document that had the potential to embarrass the Secretary of Defense and the Pentagon’s Office of Inspector General.

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Topics: Government Accountability, National Security

March 13, 2014

By Lydia Dennett

Department of Homeland Security Finally Has a Permanent IG



John Roth John Roth was confirmed at the permanent Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security last week, filling a position that had been vacant for over three years.

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Topics: Government Accountability

March 13, 2014

By Joe Newman

Report Finds Prosecutorial Misconduct and Secrecy at Justice Department



Gavel Over the last 12 years, hundreds of federal prosecutors and other Department of Justice (DOJ) employees have been involved in professional misconduct, including misleading courts, withholding evidence that could have helped defendants, abusing their power and violating constitutional rights.

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Topics: Government Accountability

February 4, 2014

By Neil Gordon

The Pentagon’s PR War Against SIGAR



National Security Military commanders in Afghanistan are waging their most aggressive campaign against the office charged with overseeing the $100 billion being spent on Afghanistan's reconstruction.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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